In the world of high-end luxury travel, the concept of experiential travel is a hot topic that is not about to cool off anytime soon. It is an ever-growing trend that sees people wanting to do more with their time, immersing themselves in adventure and tailored trips that allow them to do something, try something, and experience something unique.
Leading award-winning travel company, Ker & Downey® Africa, is made up of a community of explorers, mindful travellers and adventurous souls who are driven by a shared passion for the continent they call home – Africa. Their one-of-a-kind LuxVenture® trips aim to connect you with the best of both worlds — bucket list worthy days and luxurious nights in some of the most remote and unique corners of Africa, taking the concept of experiential travel to a whole new exhilarating level.
Ker & Downey® Africa are world-renowned for pioneering quality expeditions and crafting African experiences for people from around the globe that are nothing short of life-changing. There is no place on the planet like Africa, teeming with thrilling once-in-a-lifetime experiences – from the world’s biggest inland delta in Botswana, to the vast plains of the Serengeti to witness the Great Annual Migration, and gorilla trekking in the jungles of Rwanda, the adventures and experiences are endless.
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The Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth – Kenya
It is considered the world’s quintessential wildlife experience and for good reason. The Great Wildebeest Migration, that sees millions of animals make the treacherous journey across Tanzania and Kenya each year, is a wildlife spectacle that moves through some of the most exquisite ecosystems on the planet. Experience survival of the fittest first-hand as you witness the pitfalls and triumphs of the massive herds as they undertake this hair-raising journey. The team of East African experts at Ker & Downey® Africa have put together a monthly calendar that follows the migratory pattern of the herds as they make the circular route through some of the most wildlife-rich regions in the world. Their LuxVenture® trips are uniquely tailored to ensure an unforgettable experience with you at the very heart of the action of this epic event.
Suggested trip: 9 Day Great Migration Safari in Tanzania
Roam with Africa’s endangered mountain gorillas – Rwanda | Uganda
Having a face-to-face encounter with the rare and endangered Silverback Mountain Gorillas is a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife experience. Considered to be the ultimate primate experience, gorilla trekking takes place deep in the African jungle, in a small handful of remote locations in the Albertine Rift montane forests. With only around 1,000 mountain gorillas left in the world, a gorilla trekking safari is a unique and impactful experience that contributes directly to the conservation and preservation of these magnificent primates. However, this bucket list worthy experience doesn’t come without a few challenges, which is why booking through a trusted travel partner is so important. From securing permits and expert local guides to seamless travel logistics in remote locations – Ker & Downey® Africa’s team has you covered.
Suggested trip: 5 Day Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Become part of the landscape and not merely a spectator by exploring Africa’s most remote and pristine bushveld wilderness… on foot. A walking safari is an epic wildlife experience that takes you off the roads, and deep into the unexplored parts of the bush. Led by professional guides, a walking safari guarantees a more intimate encounter with wildlife than if you were in a vehicle. For some of the best walking safaris on the continent, venture into Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park – a region considered to be the birthplace of walking safaris. Or explore the vast floodplains and diverse ecosystems of Chief’s Island in the central Okavango Delta in Botswana where prey game like wildebeest, giraffe, zebra, buffalo and lechwe attract an abundance of lurking predators…
Suggested trip: 10 Day South Luangwa Walking Safari
The best of the bush and the beach – South Africa & Indian Ocean Islands
Africa’s melting pot of diverse ecosystems, remarkable wildlife and breath-taking landscapes are not just found inland, but all along the spectacular Indian Ocean
islands and rugged coastlines of the continent. It is the only place on the planet with such a uniquely juxtaposed blend of inland bush country and pristine tropical beach destinations. A bush and beach safari combines the high-paced thrill of a safari with a more chilled idyllic white-sand beach experience, giving you the best of both worlds. Want to add a beach destination to your African safari trip? Ker & Downey® Africa’s team of experts can recommend the best bush and beach combinations for a well-rounded African itinerary.
Suggested trip: 10 Day South Africa Safari and Mauritius Adventure
Exclusive, exclusive, exclusive – Tanzania | Zanzibar
There’s luxury travel, and then there’s super-luxury travel, where remote destinations offering utmost privacy and exclusivity are key. A private safari is on your own terms. From flying private, unlocking new and exciting destinations, to private safari vehicles, exclusive-use luxury villas and lodges, and private staff to cater to your needs, this is the epitome of luxury travel. Get whisked away to some of the most secluded regions in Africa, skipping the crowds and while the team at Ker & Downey® Africa craft your bespoke itinerary to suit all your needs. It doesn’t get better than this…
Suggested trip: 11 Day Tanzania Private Jet Safari
Experience luxury travel in Africa at its best with someone you can trust by your side, tailoring your trip to suit your every desire and need. It’s the only way to go. And with a trusted partner like Ker & Downey® Africa, you can rest assured knowing that the experience of a LIFETIME awaits.
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